Hamburg Superintendent Put on Administrative Leave

July 23, 2014 Updated Jul 23, 2014 at 2:26 PM EDT

By Rachel Elzufon

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July 23, 2014 Updated Jul 23, 2014 at 2:26 PM EDT

Hamburg, NY (WKBW) - Wednesday morning, the Hamburg school board voted unanimously to put Superintendent Richard Jetter on paid administrative leave indefinitely.

The board also voted to name Colleen Kaney as the acting superintendent. She is currently one of two assistant superintendents.

The school board said this was a result of a criminal investigation into Dr. Jetter.

Tensions were high during the school board meeting. While in executive session, a school board member called police over an alleged confrontation.

A source that is a high ranking official in the school district tells Eyewitness News that the Village of Hamburg Police Department is looking into Jetter on charges of falsifying a police report.

The school district's attorney, Andrew Freedman, added that the school district is cooperating with police.

In May, Jetter claimed to the police and to the public that his car had been vandalized and a threatening note left under his windshield wipers while he was at a school board meeting.

A source says Jetter told police he made it all up, and that it appears he was in a single-car accident.

On May 10th, Jetter also filed a police report in the Town of Tonawanda, saying that eggs were thrown at his rental car overnight.

Sources say Jetter told authorities he wanted the incident documented because it could be related to the vandalism in Hamburg.

Town of Tonawanda Police Department officials tell Eyewitness News that if the report in Hamburg is proven false, they will open up their own investigation.

Channel 7 will have the latest information on Eyewitness News at 5 and 6.

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